Dry brushing can be an easy, effective treatment to reduce swelling. It improves circulation and lymphatic flow while also feeling nice and exfoliating the skin. Look for a long handled brush with natural bristles. You want to avoid artificial bristles as they can scratch the skin.
To dry brush, you’re going to use the brush dry, on dry skin. The goal is to stimulate, not irritate. If your skin turns red or begins to hurt, back off for a day or two. You want to hold the brush flat against the body so there is as much contact with the skin as possible, and brush down for about 7 strokes per side.